SHÔLO Dried Japanese Pepper 100g
Japones chiles, Capsicum annuum, are widely used in Caribbean and Latin American cuisine. Pronounced "ja pon ehss", this versatile chile is one of the most common dried red chiles and in larger urban areas can be found relatively easily in various Mexican markets.
A small, pointed chile that is about 2" long and ½" wide, the japones chile resembles the arbol chile in appearance but the walls of the japones are thicker and meatier. They're also known as hontaka, santaka, Oriental chile peppers or Chinese chiles.
It is often confused with the Japanese specialty pepper Yatsufusa which is also known as japones chile.
Considered a hot chile, the japones chile comes in at between 15,000 and 30,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units).
The japones chile has a very clean and biting taste and the dried version has a more distinctive taste than the fresh as the drying process tends to intensify the flavor.